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“Well Wishes”

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When the Princess of the Elven kingdom is taken by a Well Spirit, the Elven king enlists the aid of Avari, the heroic Water Nix who was instrumental in the fall of Veemox the Ur’hunglav only months before. After his attempt to free the Princess results in Fyrnn being taken by the same Spirit, along with the Princess’s best friend, Avari is off on an ocean voyage to a distant, near-mythical island with a reputation from which it earned its name – the Island of Death. Once there, he must confront the terrible creatures which haunt the island in order to bargain with the most powerful Well Spirit of them all to gain the freedom of the captive Elf women. But time is running out for the enslaved Elves. Will Avari make it in time?

Here are some things fans and reader have said about “Well Wishes“, the sequel to “Winter’s Rite“:

“This is a story of true heroism and devotion to others.”

“You can’t help but love this little Nix who doesn’t back down from danger when he sees someone in trouble.”

“Avari and Fyrnn have once again joined forces to save others. They were successful once, but this is a totally different enemy.”

“Along the way they meet many creatures, Water Faeries, Water Guardians, Bunyips and Dragons. Some are evil, and some are helpful and kind.”

Do you enjoy reading young adult (YA) fantasy literature? Then grab your copy of “Well Wishes” right now!

Scott Harper

“Winter’s Rite”

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In a world where humans do not exist, dark magick has been used to bring an early winter down upon the land. It falls to a young Water Nix named Avari to seek out the source of this magick and put a stop to it. As his journey progresses, he encounters a myriad of other beings, some friends, some not.

Here are some things fans and readers have said about “Winter’s Rite“:

“This is a tale of courage and determination and proves that heroes come in all sizes and ages.

“I am not a lover of fantasy books but I enjoyed this one.”

“This book is full of all kinds of creatures but none of them are human.”

“There are goblins, elves, trolls, faeries and gnomes just to name a few. Some are kind creatures and others are cruel and violent.”

Enjoy young adult (YA) fantasy literature? Then grab your copy of “Winter’s Rite” now!

Scott Harper

Out For Review


Well, work has wrapped up on the final round of edits for “Hidden Tribe“. “Hidden Tribe” being, of course, the sasquatch novel that Desirée Lee and I have been so hard at work on for the past while.

All along the plan has been to get some reviews on the book from people in the sasquatch research community. The plan is to include those reviews, at least in part, in the book when it goes to print. Currently, “Hidden Tribe” is out to some names that we think all of you will instantly recognize. When those reviews come in, a publication date for “Hidden Tribe” can be figured out.

If anyone out there in my fanbase is involved with the sasquatch research community, and would like the chance to do an advance review on “Hidden Tribe”, too, please let me know via the “Contact” page of my website.

Scott Harper


I’m still looking for a good agent to represent my work. I had hoped, recently, to sign with someone who was just starting up her agency. However, in an unexpected turn of events, she opted not to open the agency. So, I’m still/again looking. Ideally, anyone representing my work would be comfortable working with literature, film, and comic book projects. Any interested agents, please get in touch with me via the “Contact” page of my website.

Scott Harper

Still Affected


By now, you’re probably all aware of my past sightings, and other experiences involving at least one sasquatch while growing up in central Ohio. If not, or if you just want a refresher, here is a telling of those events that went on-line several years ago.

A lot of people, after having a sighting of a sasquatch, will say something along the lines of “You’re never the same afterward.” This is very true. Seeing a sasquatch changes you. The sightings and other encounters I had happened over 1,000 miles away from where I now live, and over 20 years ago. I’m still affected by them to this day. I still wake up from sasquatch-inspired dreams, even full-blown nightmares. In fact, a good chunk of last night was spent wide awake after one.

Desirée Lee and I had both hoped that working on “Hidden Tribe” would help with such things. It hasn’t seemed to have done so. After so long, I really don’t know if anything will stop the dreams/nightmares. The sasquatch I encountered in Ohio wasn’t/weren’t (I assume it was one of them, but on one occasion, there had to have been at least two of them present) overly aggressive. There’s no reason that I can determine as to why I should still be so strongly affected by them so long afterward. Yet I am.

Part of me wants to see another sasquatch. Part of me hopes I never do. Desirée Lee has never seen one. Part of me hopes that she does. Part of me hopes that she doesn’t. While it would be great to share such a thing with her, as she’s my wife, and best friend, I don’t want her to deal with the lifelong lingering effects that such a sighting inflicts on a person. We live in northern California, just shy of the state border with Oregon. We’re in prime sasquatch country. I can’t be outside without looking at the wooded mountains around us, and knowing that there are probably sasquatch nearby. I’m always keeping my eyes open for them.

“Hidden Tribe” was inspired, in large part, by my own experiences with sasquatch in Ohio, though the book takes place in the Pacific Northwest, where we live, and is a work of fiction. Currently, the book is in edits. Working on it as a form of therapy hasn’t seemed to work for me. But it’s still been a pleasure to team up with Desirée Lee on this project. We both sincerely hope that our fans and readers enjoy the book upon its release.

Scott Harper


20,000+ Words

A few weeks ago, I talked here a bit about the new plans for “Warder”. The first book of the series, titled “Warder: Changing Guard”, is well underway. I’m over 20,000 words into it. While still working from the original comic book scripts that would have comprised the first three issues of the “Warder” comic book series, I’m also adding a bit of something else in. I’ll go into more detail on this point once the book is published; I don’t want to give spoilers here. There’s an element that I planned to bring in later in the series, which had not occurred to me at the time, several years ago, when I first wrote those comic book scripts. Now, adapting those scripts as a book, I’m going ahead and bringing that element into Book 1, as a set-up for something I plan for later down the road. But, as a whole, “Warder: Changing Guard” is remaining very faithful to those original scripts.

It feels good to get back to my high fantasy literary roots on this project. Most of the 30+ short stories I’ve had published, and my first two novels, too, were fantasy. Though I write more than fantasy, I was labelled a “fantasy author” for a number of years due to the large body of work in that genre that I had done. At present, I’ve mostly been away from the fantasy genre for a while, working more in horror, and action/adventure. It’s nice to return to my first literary love for now, though.

Scott Harper



Some time ago, I picked up “The Complete Works of H. P. Lovecraft”, and have been reading just a little here, and a little there. Before buying this book, I don’t recall ever reading any of Lovecraft’s work before. However, the more I read of it, the more a fan of his work that I’m becoming. Saturday afternoon I finished reading “The Case of Charles Dexter Ward”. Next up is “The Colour Out of Space”.

Who is your favorite non-living writer?

Scott Harper

“Gauntlet” – Review Snippets

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This is a book well worth a read.”

“This was a very interesting read.”

“Who doesn’t like reading about superheroes in a suit that gives you the power to protect the innocent, while it protects the person wearing it? This is definitely a good vs. evil scenario.”

“In addition, to the story line about the suits there is also the love story between Elliott and Rhiannon. This back story is wonderful and the two characters are warm loving and devoted.”

Pick up your own copy of “Gauntlet” here, now!

Scott Harper



Desirée Lee ran across an interesting tidbit yesterday that sort of ties into my award-winning, bestselling action/adventure novel “Quintana Roo, Yucatan“. Here’s what she found. This is unverified, but interesting – especially if it’s true:

Yucatan, Mexico, was named after a misunderstanding. Spaniards asked the locals what was the place called. They replied “Yucatan,” which in their language means “I don’t understand you.”

As she said, that might explain some things in “Quintana Roo, Yucatan“!

Scott Harper

Andover Skull


In the 1950s a couple with the last name of Morris bought a house. After they moved in, they discovered that their new attic hadn’t been cleared out before their purchase of the residence. While going through the things left in the attic about a year after moving in, they discovered a heavy wooden box, or a heavy trunk. The accounts vary. Either way, the container had been nailed shut. When the man used a hammer to pry out the nails, and open the box, they made an interesting – and startling – discovery. Inside the box was an odd-looking skull. It had an elongated cranium, large eyes, a domed forehead, sharp canine teeth, and unusual carvings on the left side of the skull’s face. The skull was larger than that of the average human. Several pieces of bone had been broken free. The woman glued the pieces back together. The couple kept the skull on display in their home for a time, before donating it to a Museum of Archaeology.

Given the strange look of the skull, there are people who suggest that it had once belonged to a vampire. The fact that it was discovered securely nailed into a trunk or box makes it clear that someone didn’t want to see the skull found. The entrapping container had been hidden away in the cluttered attic of a private residence. Odds were that it wouldn’t simply be stumbled upon by sheer accident. Vampire lore tells us that one surefire way of killing a vampire is by decapitation. Could that really be where the Andover Skull came from?

Does anyone else out there have any information on this case? Whatever happened to the skull? Where is it today?

As I’ve said before in such posts here, these types of things fascinate me – both on a personal level, and given that I’m a bestselling, award-winning author of paranormal, horror, and fantasy literature.

Scott Harper

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